Strengthening Our Leadership
The Spirit Center is pleased to announce that Mrs. Diana Contreras has moved from the Advisory Council to the Board of Directors. She is a Vice President at IBC Bank. She also has served as a volunteer and member of the Spirit Center Celebrity Dinner Planning Committee. In addition, Dr. Mary Jane Garza has accepted the offer to become a member of our Advisory Council. She is currently the United States Navy School Liaison Officer and has served as a Board Member for many organizations including the Bishop's Guild and the American Red Cross.
$50,000 Matching Grant Challenge
We are excited to announce that the Scanlan Foundation from Houston, Texas will be awarding us a $50,000 grant award when matched with funds from other individuals, corporations and foundations. We recently matched the first $10,000 with a gift from an individual donor. If you would like to help double your donation, please contact The Spirit Center for more information. Thank you Scanlan Foundation for support of our youth and adults!
Two New Grant Awards
Our year is off to a wonderful start with two grant awards including $2,500 from the Moore Foundation and $2,500 from the Dudley Dougherty Foundation. Thank you for your partnership and investment in our community!
The Spirit Center implemented the "Candlelight Challenge" during the Spirit Center Celebrity Dinner held on January 10. All tables were challenged to raise a total of $1,000 from the donors sitting at their table to help fund one bunk bed in the Youth Dormitories. If the challenge was completed, volunteers quickly ran over to the table to light 10 candles on their table. We are pleased to announce that $7,000 was raised to fund 7 bunk beds and the donors are as follows:
- Gough/Laudadio (2 bunk beds)
- Spirit Center Board of Directors (1 bunk bed)
- Diane Peters (1 bunk bed)
- John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation (1 bunk bed)
- Diocese of Corpus Christi (1 bunk bed)
- Mireles/Baca/Cassiano/Msgr. McGowan/Dolinger (1 bunk bed)